[meteorite-list] Meteorite names

From: Matson, Robert <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:36 2004
Message-ID: <AF564D2B9D91D411B9FE00508BF1C8692C5FD7_at_US-Torrance.mail.saic.com>

Michael wrote:

"...The longest, the shortest, the coolest sounding, the most
> obnoxious sounting, etc. (Certainly Camel Donga has to be
> one of the most obnoxious SOUNDING names - not to mention
> Chinga! {Which I DEFINATELY purchased the first time, many
> years ago, based on its name, alone - to anyone familiar
> with Spanish slang....})"
To show my UN-familiarity with Spanish slang, my fiance
and I initially named our kitten Chinga after the
Russian ataxite. We thought it was a cool-sounding
name for a cat. Only months later did we learn the
remarkable double-entendre of our name choice! (To
spare ourselves future embarrassment, and to remove
any chance of stigmatizing our cat for life, we
changed the name.)

Received on Fri 09 Mar 2001 09:01:30 PM PST

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